Aug 21, 2009

Complete the Pattern - Good News, Bad News

Complete the Pattern | Videos | Viral/ARG | Posted by Scully

Well folks, the good news is that after two very long sleepless nights waiting for something to happen on the ‘Complete the Pattern’ viral site, it turns out the answer was probably there all along.

If you replace the word ’site’ in the address bar with ‘phase2′ the screen changes to this:

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The bad news is - it turns out the whole thing is just a sweepstakes.  Unfortunately, if you are not a resident of the US, this is as far as you can go.  I guess they think that there are no Fringe fans outside of the good ole US of A.  Anywho…I have taken the liberty of entering the sweepstakes and taking images of every screen so that everyone can participate in the fun.

After you enter all of your information, the next screen that comes up is a video screen.  You can view the video at the bottom of the post.

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The second screen that comes up is this screen:

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When you hit the ‘CLICK TO COMPLETE THE PATTERN’ button, the following screen comes up:

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It’s a puzzle.  When you over over one of the boxes along the top, a drop-down with several symbols appears.  The idea is to choose the symbol that matches the name on the box.  I have included images of the five boxes and the choices for you so everyone gets a shot at ‘completing the pattern’.  The solution is shown after the jump.

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Here is the correct solution…in their opinion.  In my humble opinion, that is not the correct symbol for theta.  Theta is a sideways O, not an upright O…again, just my opinion.

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The final screen to come up is exclusive digital content.  Two screensavers, and skins for facebook, twitter and blogs.  I will attempt to upload the skins at a later date for anyone who is interested.

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All in all, I found the whole thing very disappointing.  At any rate…here is the video.

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7 Responses to “Complete the Pattern - Good News, Bad News”

  1. Scully Scully

    I would like to take this opportunity to seriously bitch about excluding other countries from joining in on the Fringe fun!

    A while back they had a contest for owners of Fringe websites and I couldn’t enter. Half the time, I can’t view their videos, and now this.

    If you want an international audience, then you better bloody well allow everyone to play your stupid, over-hyped, long-awaited for games!

  2. Di

    i guess the re-started the countdown again to see if someone would be ’smart’ enough to change fix the link. maybe that was what the ‘delta’ version that was txt’ed was supposed to indicate..that it was all about changing the website.i don’t know if i should feel dumb for not finding it, or offended that the only thing they’d think good enough to give, was a sneak peak at what apparently is one of the ‘exclusive’ behind the scenes footage included on the dvd’s

    trust capitalism to ruin what has been so far, jolly good entertainment. i mean, not that the ARG sites have been fruitful so far beyond confusing everybody and leaving lose ends that the show hasn’t tied..but still

    bleh

    PS: i’m trying to ignore the ‘if you’re not american you’re not welcomed here’ bit, mind me. that’s simply discriminatory. i want an exact nr. of how many of us who barely slept for 2 night in a row both here and ‘over there’, are currently in continental US.

  3. Dan

    @Scully I’m from Germany and here Phase 2 worked.

  4. Di

    @Dan: it always works, as long as you put an address, but the terms and conditions of the sweepstakes are as follow:

    ‘IMING/OVERVIEW: The Fringe Season 1 Complete the Pattern Promotion (the “Sweepstakes” or the “Promotion”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 24, 2009, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 15, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”).

    ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, entrant (“You”, or “Participant”) must be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.’

    [i mean of course that's not all, but those are the happiest parts]..tough luck for well..the vast majority of the fringe fandom i dare say.

  5. s.

    im from brazil, and thank you again warner for this. come on, there’s a lot fo fans here that i know, and then they make it? ok then.
    whatever, warner never make anything right, not here.

  6. Scully Scully

    WOW…Brazil, Germany! I’m impressed. Thanks for tuning in, it’s great to have you.

  7. vini

    Season 1 in BRA ends today … this delay resulted good because we keep watching all the season again during the interval in US.
    :)

    I believe this is the problem and they need to filter things by country, anyway, they should put everybody in sync, would be less disappointing and much less workload to everybody.

    tks Scully, as always.

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